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Akron woman sentenced to life in prison for fatal shooting

Posted at 4:17 PM, Feb 17, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-17 16:17:04-05

AKRON, Ohio — An Akron woman was sentenced to life in prison for a 2018 fatal shooting.

On Jan. 16, 2018, 52-year-old Hedy Moss was inside a home on Gold Street with Ernest Sherman and another man.

The three began arguing over a stolen gun, according to court records.

Moss shot both Sherman and the other man.

Sherman was struck in the head and later died, while the other man was able to escape by jumping out of a second-floor window.

She was found guilty of murder with a gun specification and felonious assault with a gun specification.

Moss was sentenced to life in prison but will be eligible for parole after 21 years.

“Hedy Moss shot two men in cold blood. She deserves to serve every day of her prison sentence,” said Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh.

This was her second trial.

In Nov. 2018, Moss was found guilty of felonious assault with a gun specification, having a weapon under disability, and tampering with evidence for the non-fatal shooting.

She was sentenced to eight years for those charges, but jurors were hung on the murder charge.

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